CIHR Team in Frailty and Aging  


Howard Bergman, MD

Howard Bergman MD is the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine and is Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University ( Dr. Bergman is also Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the Jewish General Hospital and an investigator at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies and at the Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal . He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Administration at the Université de Montréal and Invited Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev , Beer-Sheva , Israel .

Dr. Bergman was recently elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is Scientific Director of the Quebec Network for Research in Aging funded by the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ) He is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Ageing of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He is the immediate past President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society. Dr. Bergman was co-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the 8 th Congrès international francophone de gériatrie et de gérontologie held in Quebec City in 2006.

In the area of frailty and health services, Dr. Bergman is co-Director of Solidage : the McGill University - Université de Montréal Research Group on Frailty and Aging ( ). In 1999-2001, Solidage developed and evaluated in a randomized controlled trial the SIPA model of integrated care for the frail elderly population with major grants from both the Federal and Quebec Governments. In both 2001 and 2006, Solidage received 5 year $3.5 million CIHR grants for an Interdisciplinary Health Research Team on frailty and aging. As well, Dr. Bergman presently leads a group of Canadian and international investigators in the Canadian Initiative on Frailty and Ageing ( ) and in the International Database Inquiry on Fraily (FrData).

In 2000-2001, Dr. Bergman was a member of the independent Commission set up by the Quebec government to propose reforms to the health care system that submitted its report in January 2001. Dr. Bergman serves as consultant to Regional Health Boards and provincial Ministries in Canada and other countries as well as to industry.

In the area of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Bergman’s research interests focus on early diagnosis. He is the founder and co-director of the Jewish General Hospital/McGill University Memory Clinic and is a Past President of the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R). In November 2007, Dr. Bergman was asked by the Quebec government to set up and chair a task force with the mandate to propose an action plan on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders: from prevention to end of life care, including the research agenda.

Howard Bergman, Md
The Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor and Director
Division of Geriatric Medicine
McGill University and Jewish General Hospital

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